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Arif Erdem

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Full nameArif Erdem
Date of birthJanuary 2, 1972(age 45)
Place of birthIstanbul, Turkey
Height1.80 m
Playing positionForward

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Arif Erdem (born 2 January 1972) is a retired Turkish international footballer. He played in the forward position. Starting out with local club Zeytinburnuspor in 1990, Erdem had a decorated 15-year professional career. He scored 106 goals in 341 league matches and finished joint top scorer (Gol Kralı) of the Süper Lig with İlhan Mansız at the conclusion of the 2001 02 season.

During his 14 years with Galatasaray, Erdem won seven Süper Lig titles and five Turkish Cup titles, as well as the UEFA Cup in 2000. He was a part of the Turkey national football team that finished third at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Erdem was capped 60 times, scoring eleven goals.

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